Noam on the Move
Season 1, Ep. 0
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Interview with Joanna M Pinkerton of COTA
Season 1, Ep. 7
On this episode of “Noam on the Move,” host Noam Maital speaks with Joanna M. Pinkerton, the President and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority. Noam asks Joanna what brought her into the transportation space. The two discuss the needs of transit riders in rural communities. Noam asks Joanna why Columbus has become so notorious for its transportation and innovation. The two discuss the low percentage of women in leadership roles, why that may be the case, and how we can all help to improve it. Finally, the two look to the future to discuss what is on the horizon of innovation in transportation.Prior to joining COTA, Joanna spent more than 20 years in the engineering and transportation industries. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in addressing certain challenges in the mobility industry such as equity and deploying new technology. Joanna serves in the Board of Directors for ITS America and the Transportation Research Center, Inc. (TRC). She served as a co-chair of the American Public Transportation Association Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force and the DriveOhio Government Advisory Board.
Interview with Roger Millar of WSDOT
Season 1, Ep. 6
On this episode of “Noam on the Move,” host Noam Maital speaks with Roger Millar, the Secretary of Transportationfor the Washington State Department of Transportation. Roger discusses his upbringing in Europe and Panama and how it shaped his view on transportation. He shares his background in environmental engineering, land use, and conservation, prior to being appointed to the Secretary position by Gov. Jay Inslee. Noam and Roger speak about sustainable transportation projects in the state of Washington and contemplate the differences and similarities between urban and rural communities. Finally they look to the future, to consider possible transportation innovations on the horizon. Prior to WashDOT, Roger served as an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner, and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development.Roger chairs the AASHTO Council on Public Transportation, the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium, the Mobility on Demand Alliance, and the Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition.
Interview with Roger Lanctot
Season 1, Ep. 5
On this episode of “Noam on the Move,” host Noam Maital speaks with the Director of Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics, Roger Lanctot. Having over thirty years of experience as an analyst, journalist, and consultant, Roger has a powerful voice in the realm of transportation technology. Roger discusses an experience in Porto Alegre, Brazil where buses seem more commonplace and accessible than here in the states. He shares his stance on transportation issues, data monetization, and the developing nature of autonomous vehicle operations. Finally, he and Noam discuss the next big thing that will transform the transportation industry.